If you’re looking to watch American Netflix in Australia in 2020 then finding reliable information can be difficult.
There are thousands of myths out there that it’s no longer possible to access American Netflix in Australia in 2020 but in this guide I’m going to show that it is possible.
There was a time when all Aussies watched American Netflix without issue using a simple piece of software called a VPN.
At the start of 2016 Netflix cracked down on the use of VPN services and blocked most of them.
The good news is this year a few VPN services found a way around this and are now able to access American Netflix.
What you need to stream US Netflix in Oz
To watch American Netflix in Australia you’re going to need to sign up for a VPN service.
Unfortunately though not all VPN services work with Netflix as most are blocked but one service called ExpressVPN works totally fine with American Netflix.
Just follow the simple steps below to access all the American Netflix catalogue with your Australia Netflix login details.
- Visit the ExpressVPN website.
- Sign-up to their service by clicking Get ExpressVPN. (Tip: Their 12-month package is 49% cheaper)
- Download the software or app for your device from the Products area.
- Run and install the software or app and Login when required.
- Select the United States from the Selected Location area.
- Press Connect.
The ExpressVPN app will now make connection.
After a 15 seconds or so it will let you know that it has connected.
All you need to do then is visit the Netflix website and log in.
You’ll get the best possible speeds using a West Coast server such as Los Angeles which will reduce the chances of buffering and lag when watching American Netflix.
Above is an example picture of the Windows software but the Mac software is the same and the apps for Android and iOS are even easier to use.
When you want to revert back to the Australia Netflix catalogue you can simply disconnect from ExpressVPN.
You can, of course, reconnect at any time as long as you have a valid account.
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1-Month, 6-Months or 12-Months StrongVPN?
Deciding to sign up for 1-Month, 3-Months or 12-Months can be difficult.
Netflix has shown they can actively block VPN connections but this hasn’t happened for a long time.
ExpressVPN, on the other hand, has shown they can bypass these blocks as the service has been working with Netflix since August 2016 right up until now as of writing this article in 2020.
If you’re paranoid that Netflix may block ExpressVPN then stick to a 6-Month account as you can save big over the 1-Month account and you won’t fear losing money in the unlikely case it becomes blocked.
For the best price choose a 12-Month account as it will cost you up to 49% less than paying on a month-by-month basis. This is a massive saving but the choice is yours.
Netflix US vs Netflix Oz
Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi.
Australia is a great country, you’ve got nice beaches, you’ve got beautiful people, but unfortunately, you’ve got shite Netflix.
According to recent reports by Finder.com American Netflix has 1157 TV Shows and 4593 movies.
Australian Netflix, on the other hand, has just 443 TV Shows and 1585 movies.
That’s just 38% of the American TV Show catalogue and an even more depressing 34% of the movies.
Clearly using your Australian Netflix account with the American Netflix service is the way to go, you get more for your money.
Don’t forget to get access to all this extra Netflix content in Australia all you need to do is sign up to ExpressVPN, connect to a US VPN server and away you go.
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